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Borrow Something without Permission?

Daily Study of the Noahide Code of Laws

The Divine Code for February 15, 2023

Today: Page 486 - 487

Topic Chapter 1:6 - 1:8

It is forbidden for a person to steal from another:

- Even if the other person had previously wronged him monetarily

- In order to aggravate a person, or to play a joke on him

- Robbing or stealing any item with the intentio to pay back money

- Stealing an item without permission in order to use it

with the intention of returning it.

- Even if the person is not careful in guarding his belonings - this applies even if the intention of the thief is only to teach the careless person a lesson.

It is forbidden to steal from relatives or to take something of theirs without their knowlede, to use it without permission. This applies even if one knows with certainty that if his relative learned that he did this, the relative would be happy that he benefited in this way.

Reading Schedule of the Divine Code

Yesterday's Study Topic: 1:4 - 1:5

Tomorrow's Study Topic: 1:9

Curious about the whole page? You can read it in The Divine Code.

Sources: The Divine Code (4th edition) by Rabbi Moshe Weiner


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